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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your use of our online resources may result in the collection of information about you by Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS) Commission. Your privacy and protection are of utmost importance to the entire CDMS organization. Therefore, this policy has been established to communicate to you our commitment to your privacy as well as how your information will be used by our organization.

Data Collection

When you use the CDMS Commission's online resources, information may be collected in three different ways:

  • Website Traffic—Website traffic is collected by our Web server. It tells us where individuals go on our site, which pages are most popular, etc., and helps us analyze the effectiveness of our site to guide us in making it a better resource for you. Although there are methods to track this activity to a specific computer, because we are only interested in mass statistics, we do not collect that level of information.
  • Cookies—Cookies allow websites to maintain personal information and an online history on an individual's computer. This information, when read by a Web server, allows the site to be customized to every user. At this time, CDMS's website uses cookies in a limited fashion to facilitate login. These cookies do not collect personal information about the user that is accessing the CDMS site. The cookie information is not collected by the CDMS Web server.
  • Request for Information—An individual can request information from the CDMS Commission by navigating to the appropriate page and entering the personal information indicated. In doing so, the user recognizes that he/she is doing so voluntarily. The information collected falls into two categories: that which is required to be certain the information can properly get to the requester and that which is voluntary and meant to assist staff with the task of delivering exactly what the individual wants.


We do not knowingly collect information from children. All requests for information are assumed to be from adults. If we determine that any information has been collected from children, we will immediately purge it.

Data Analysis

As indicated above, we will collect usage statistics from our Web server as one of several analysis methods employed to make our site more useful to our users. Again, this information will be collected and handled at the mass statistical level and will be anonymous. Individual statistics will not be collected.

No other analysis of information collected from our site will be performed.

Data Sharing

Although we will make every effort to protect and preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose some or all of your information if required to do so by law or an order by judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or our website. In these cases, we will only share the information when we have a good-faith belief that doing so is necessary to legally comply.

In the event that the CDMS Commission merges with, is acquired by, or sells some of its assets to another company, the information that has been collected from this site will be transferred as part of the transaction.

In all other cases, the CDMS Commission will not share or distribute your personal information with any third party.

Communications from the CDMS Commission

The information collected from this site will be used to communicate with you.

Participation

You maintain the following rights concerning the personal information that we may collect through this site, and you may contact us to

  • request information regarding whether we have collected or are collecting information about you
  • request a copy of the information that we have collected
  • request that we purge all information collected about you and stop collecting your information.

 

At the time of the request, we reserve the right to ask that you provide proof of your identity. We also reserve the right to deny your request based on your inability to provide proof of identity.

To make any of the above requests, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Related Links

Throughout our site, you will see links to other sites that are owned and operated by government, education, or other not-for-profit associations and organizations. This policy does not cover the information contained within or gathered by those sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies.

Security

We have implemented reasonable technology and security policies to ensure the quality and integrity, as well as protect the security, of any personal information we may have collected from you. Our employees are obliged to respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your information.

Notification of Changes

As we create new services through this site, we may need to amend this privacy policy. Should this occur we will post a notification.

Questions

For all other inquiries about this privacy policy, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Permission to Use Material from this Website, Reprints, Copyright Linking Policy Security, and Privacy Policy Disclaimer

The CDMS Commission retains the copyright for the content of this site unless otherwise noted.

Using Content from White Papers

The CDMS Commission's white papers are intended to be used as guidelines only. They are not intended to be legal advice. White papers may be used without change or explicit permission if properly cited as being the property of the CDMS Commission.

Reprint or Reuse of Information from this Site Without Change

To request permission to use information from this website, send an e-mail detailing your intended use, the duration of your use, and your contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Use of logos including any of the CDMS Commission’s registered trademarks (logos) without the Commission’s prior consent is strictly prohibited. Please send written requests to use trademarked material describing your intended use, the duration of your use, and your contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Photographs and Graphics

The photographs and graphics on our website are not available for reproduction by third parties. Similar stock images are available for a fee from stock image sources.

Linking Policy

When linking to the CDMS Commission website, Web managers should be aware that trademarks of the CDMS Commission are not available for posting or replication on third party websites without an agreement with the Commission. As part of the permission agreement for Web linking, third parties must post the following with any trademark, URL, or content from a Commission website:

Security and Privacy Policy

The CDMS Commission is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. Information we collect from you is used to improve our site, provide you a better experience, respond to your questions, and process your online donations.

Information Collection

We collect two types of information on our website:

Web Server Traffic Information. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site, visitors' lengths of stay, and sources of traffic. We collect aggregate data — or totals of those visiting from a domain — not information identifying individual users. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you.

Personal Information Provided By You. We collect e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form or survey, request information, or make a donation, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Use of Personal Information

The CDMS Commission collects information on our website. We do not sell, trade, or rent our website visitors' personal information to anyone other than those outlined in this section. If you willingly provide us your personal information, the CDMS Commission may use it in the following ways:

E-mail Information Requests and Questions: When we respond to your e-mail requests or questions, we may collect your e-mail address and send you Commission e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

Your Consent

By using the CDMS Commission website, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.

Your Choice

We respect your privacy and recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you. Simply send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following information:

  • To remove your name from mailing lists shared with other organizations, please provide your full name and mailing address and a sentence requesting removal.
  • To remove your name from the Commission postal mailing list, please provide your full name and mailing address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.
  • To review or correct your personal information with the CDMS Commission, please provide your name and a sentence requesting a review or a correction.

Security

We take every precaution to protect your personal information. At the CDMS Commission, your personal information is kept confidential and is stored in a secure environment. Access to your information is restricted only to authorized staff with a legitimate and specific business purpose. For example, employees in our finance department need access to information to process online donations. If you have any questions about the security on our website, direct those inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Disclaimer

The CDMS Commission works to ensure that the information provided on its authorized website is accurate, timely, and useful. However, the information contained on the Commission website should not be considered disability management guidance or professional advice. The CDMS Commission, its affiliates or agents, and any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary or as time permits.